'Hot Water Challenge' reportedly leaves teen with second-degree burns

'Hot Water Challenge' reportedly leaves teen with second-degree burns

An Indiana teen suffered second degree burns after participating in a very risky and foolish online social media challenge.

A 15-year-old boy lost all the skin from his chest, arms and half his face after his friend poured boiling water all over him as part of the new "hot water challenge".

Kyland says last week he and friend were watching hot water challenge videos on Youtube. But when he fell asleep, his friend chose to surprise him. "Don't just give them your phone and let them go by", she said. Last summer, an 11-year-old girl in NY suffered burns to her face and chest after her friends had poured hot water on her. He spent a week in the hospital, undergoing treatment.

The teens boiled water, and poured it on Clark while he slept.

Kyland and his mother also want to make it known how risky the challenge is. Hopefully the lesson Clark learned can promulgate throughout the internet faster than the challenge itself, showing young people that boiling water, whether tossed on someone or ingested, is nothing to laugh about.

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"To see my baby, all burnt up like that, it was heart-breaking", she said.

"It's suggesting to people that they can try it and they won't be hurt, but they will be. I can guarantee it", said Dr. Ed Bartkus, EMS director at Methodist Hospital. Also last summer, an 8-year-old girl suffered fatal throat injuries after she tried to drink boiling water through a straw, Fox News reported.

"When I took my shirt off my skin just melted off of me", Kyland Clark, 15, recalled.

Clark described to WKRG how he received the serious injuries shortly after he and a friend looked up the "Hot Water Challenge" on YouTube. Thoughts echoed by Kyland and Andrea Clark, who say, for now, they're just glad Kyland is on the road to recovery.

Kyland is expected to heal from his injuries, and doctors say his pigment should return in a few months.

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